Development of a learning resource manual for nurses on caring for patients post-stoma surgery

Morgan, Andrea (2016) Development of a learning resource manual for nurses on caring for patients post-stoma surgery. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Background: There are many illnesses of the bowel that may result in stoma surgery. Unit Six East at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador is a major general surgery unit where patients are cared for following such stoma surgeries. Stoma surgeries result in either a temporary or permanent stoma, which redirects the process of defecation for the patient. This can have adverse psychological effects and it requires physical skill to properly care for the stoma and ostomy. Nurses are in a vital position for the assessment, teaching, care, support, and discharge planning of patients undergoing stoma surgery. Caring for these patients requires a special set of knowledge and skills. Purpose: The purpose of this practicum project was to develop a learning resource manual for nurses working on Unit Six East to enhance their knowledge and skills related to caring for stoma surgery patients. Methods: An informal needs assessment, literature review, and consultations with key informants were completed. Results: Based on the findings from these methods, under the guidance of adult learning principles and principles of designing effective instruction, a learning resource manual was created. Conclusion: No evaluation of the implementation of the learning resource manual has been completed to date; however, verbal feedback will be sought out by the writer in order to make any additional changes to the manual. Quizzes were provided at the end of each chapter for learners to test their self-knowledge.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
Item ID: 13457
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Keywords: stoma, stoma surgery, nursing, learning resource manual
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: August 2016
Date Type: Submission
Medical Subject Heading: Surgical Stomas; Nursing--methods.

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